Andersen, Fiona

Dr Fiona Andersen

Lecturer in Physiology
Fiona graduated from Glasgow university in 1976 with a BSc (honours) in Physiology. She completed her PhD in 1980 under the supervision of Professor John VGA Durnin in the Institute of Physiology at Glasgow University. The title of her thesis was ‘A Nutritional & Anthropometric Study of Glasgow Infants’.

From 1980 -1991, she was employed as Senior Research Fellow on a multi-centre international investigation into the energy requirements of pregnancy and lactation within the Institute of Physiology, Glasgow University. This was headed by Professor John Durnin and was funded by the Nestle Foundation. This involved a lot of international travel to the other centres (The Netherlands, Thailand and The Gambia) to co-ordinate the study.

Fiona joined GCU (at that stage Queen’s College) as a physiology lecturer in 1991 and has remained here ever since!

She has extensive teaching experience at all levels of undergraduate and post-graduate programmes. She has also supervised many Honours and Masters’ students over the years.

Fiona also acts as an academic advisor for students in Levels 1-4.

Fiona is Admissions Tutor for the Biological Science programmes within the Department of Life Sciences and is part of a working group looking at how the new school Curriculum for Excellence will impact on GCU's admissions policy.